I bought my wife a new laptop for Christmas. It came with Windows 8 and Microsoft updated it to Windows 8.1. The main problem we are having, and I agree with her, is the backgrounds are, too darn bright and the bars on the right side to move a page up or down, blend in so much it is hard to determine they are there unless you move your mouse to the side. It is hurting her eyes and I don't have the best eyesight either. Previous versions of Windows are better on the eyes than 8 or 8.1. Does anyone know of a fix for this? The dark contrast setting has horrible colors in it and too dark. I have seen page after page of complaints on Google about the brightness.